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Kingdom: The Far Reaches

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Description

In this adventure game, step into the shoes of Lathan Kandor, a young boy, to defeat the evil Black Wizard. Lathan will find help from his mentor, the mighty magician Daelon. Explore the fantasy lands of the Far Reaches and retrieve three of the five pieces of the ancient relic called The Hand of Mobus. Talk to a variety of characters, collect objects and solve adventure type problems and puzzles.

Kingdom: The Far Reaches features mouse control, video animations, cartoon-like graphics, an in-game travel map and original music which can be turned off if desired.

Screenshots

Kingdom: The Far Reaches Windows Kingdom: The Far Reaches
Kingdom: The Far Reaches Windows Intro Screen
Kingdom: The Far Reaches Windows Global Map
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Introduction screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Thayer's Quest" -- Halcyon/Arcade title
  • "Reaches - A Prequel to Kingdom II: Shadoan" -- Windows release
  • "Kingdom: The Far Reaches - Book One" -- DOS release title

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The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jan 27, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) 3DO Oct, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Entertainment Weekly 3DO Jul 21, 1995 B- 67
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Nov, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Quandary DOS Nov, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electric Playground 3DO Aug 30, 1995 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 42 out of 100 42
High Score DOS Nov, 1995 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 31 out of 100 31

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Trivia

Release history

This game was originally released for the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System and the arcade as Thayer's Quest by RDI Video Systems. When this game, and Shadoan were released, the character names were redone, perhaps to avoid paying royalties.

RDI Video Systems was founded by Rick Dyer, one of the people that created the Dragon's Lair and Space Ace arcade games. RDI Video Systems went bankrupt soon after releasing Thayer's Quest and the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System.

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